Last week, Jason Reitman announced that he has a secret sequel to the original Ghostbusters films in the works that will be directly targeted at "fans." The reboot with an all-female cast — Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy — just came out in 2016, but Reitman will be ignoring its timeline and returning to the original canon.
Jones, the Saturday Night Live comedian who co-starred in 2016's Ghostbusters, slammed the idea of Reitman's sequel, calling it "such a dick move." Now the internet is in an uproar.
Jason Reitman, Oscar-nominated director and son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two Ghostbusters films, just announced the new sequel last week.
Less than a day later, the film dropped its first teaser trailer.
Ignoring Paul Feig’s 2016 film is kind of a slap in the face and makes it seem like it wasn't taken seriously in the franchise. We get that Jones' feelings are hurt.
On the other hand, Reitman probably had no underlying motives; he probably just wanted to pick up where his father left off in the '80s.
You can expect to see Ghostbusters 3 in theaters during the summer of 2020.
Let's just hope the arguments die down by then!
While the original stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson made cameos in the 2016 spinoff, it is unknown whether they will return for the newest sequel. Harold Ramis died in 2014 and was also honored in Feig’s remake.
BTW, Reitman has not yet responded to Jones' criticism.